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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 07:01:12 AM »
I am coordinating the first ever AHA/BJCP sponsored homebrew competition in the first state of Delaware. I am the judging director of "The Battle of the Brews" at The Delaware State Fair. Come one ...come all...registration begins on April 1st.

http://battleofthebrews.webs.com/

...and fingers crossed for the AHA GC election as I'm sure Tom's are as well.  8)

Where is the second state of Delaware? Or is that Maryland?  ;)

Good question.

I don't know the answer to that, but I can tell you that when you drive through Delaware on I-95, don't blink because you'll miss it. We are the second smallest state in the US next to Rhode Island.

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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 07:34:06 AM »
Oh man, you can't fool me.  Everybody knows Delaware is just a rest area on I95 at the MD/NJ border.  Just check the return address on your credit card statement; it's the address for that rest area!   ;)
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 07:43:49 AM »
I finished grading some term papers, and submitted my manuscript to the publishers.
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 07:50:38 AM »
First of all I have not killed my wife of 30 years as she finally finishes her Masters in public health nursing.
Second since taking over pretty much complete control of the company I work for after the death of the owner we're more profitable than ever.  I actually have little to do with that since the price of oil means exploration in our area is booming.  But we're about to close a deal which will enable us to build and sell the electronic equipment needed to do our job.  That's something my old boss would have never allowed to happen, we've been working with 1970's technology because in his words "it's paid for and it still works".   As our competitors moved ahead we fell behind in the technology aspect.  Now our competitors will have to buy equipment from us.  So we're branching out into the manufacturing world and I'm pretty excited about it.
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2011, 07:54:09 AM »
I feel a little inadequate after reading all the wonderfull things y'all are up to!

on the other hand I have done a couple of things

I helped my wife give birth to a wonderful baby and have managed to keep him alive since november! (knock on wood)
I was offered a major promotion at work (In a year or two, when the other guy retires)
Bought my first NEW car. (probably the last one as well, unless I manage to save enough for the TESLA S in the next couple of years)
Built myself an immersion chiller that really works.
Tacked another year onto the longest, best and most rewarding romantic relationship I have ever had or hope to have. (3 years married, 6 years together)

That's about it. guess that will have to do
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2011, 07:56:27 AM »
Oh man, you can't fool me.  Everybody knows Delaware is just a rest area on I95 at the MD/NJ border.  Just check the return address on your credit card statement; it's the address for that rest area!   ;)

LOL...that is pretty much the truth.

There is some interesting beer history in Delaware. The Dutch and Germans were the first to settle here in the early 1600's. Here's a cool factoid on beer history in Delaware.

http://www.beerhistory.com/library/holdings/delaware_medkeff.shtml
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2011, 08:25:48 AM »
ummmm.  I can't compete with any of this. :'(
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2011, 09:15:55 AM »
ummmm.  I can't compete with any of this. :'(
Neither can I.  I'm just thankful for being able to brew at will, but most importantly I'm thankful for healthy grand babies, and more on the way. I'll hoist one to that!!  Cheers!!!
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2011, 09:18:46 AM »
Eluded the Grim Reaper one more year... A call for a beer if I ever heard one!
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2011, 09:19:32 AM »
ummmm.  I can't compete with any of this. :'(
but most importantly I'm thankful for healthy grand babies, and more on the way. I'll hoist one to that!!  Cheers!!!

That's what really counts as success in my book!

Cheers!  8)
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2011, 09:20:41 AM »
ummmm.  I can't compete with any of this. :'(

Eh I don't think the OP intended to have this be a competition. That's certainly not why I posted.
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2011, 09:23:48 AM »
ummmm.  I can't compete with any of this. :'(

Eh I don't think the OP intended to have this be a competition. That's certainly not why I posted.

I concur.

All just in good fun.  :)
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2011, 10:24:57 AM »
My idea was to share good news - large, small, medium kine - it's all good!  If it makes you happy, share!

It was such a great feeling to finish that project, I just wanted to crow a bit.

A really cool unintended benefit is getting to see the diversity of activities that members of this forum participate in.

I meant to start the thread in The Pub but goofed up and put it in General Homebrew Discussion.  That's what drinking Bigfoot will do to ya...

BTW. Who is General Homebrew anyway, Charlie?
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Re: This Calls For a Beer!
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2011, 10:35:32 AM »
One more thing . . . my twins turn 6 today ;D  They were very excited, not just because of the presents but because they got to pick a lot of stuff that they usually have little or no control over.  They had pancakes and poached eggs on toast for breakfast, I drove them to school instead of them taking the bus, they're having fudgsicles and fruit-sicles at school, they'll take the bus home instead of going to the after school program at taekwondo, we'll have pizza and macaroni and cheese with a crust on top for dinner, and if I can find it we're going to watch Megamind tonight.  I think I'll meet them at the bus stop with balloons. :)  Very fun, happy day.

It really is great to see all of the positive stuff going on in people's lives.
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